The ‘Duck Dynasty’ Family Grieves Their ‘Tragic’ Loss

Stars of Duck Dynasty Missy and Jase Robertson broke the terrible news to their followers on Instagram at the beginning of the month. Their daughter Mia Robertson’s doctor, Dr. David Genecov, was killed in a traffic accident. Mia’s life was transformed by Genecov, a renowned pediatric surgeon, by treating her cleft lip and palate.

Missy, 51, posted on Instagram on November 14 that “Dr. David transformed Mia’s life in ways no other surgeon could have done owing to his inventive medical inventions and rigorous skill level.”

“His kind attitude helped her (and me) relax, but his persistent assurance to both of us that we can accomplish difficult tasks helped make both Mia and I stronger than we could have imagined.”

Missy continued by praising Genecov for his ability to relate to his young patients, particularly Mia. During her cleft journey, “Jesus was more than we could ask for or expect,” Missy wrote.

“While we will miss him dearly, we are incredibly appreciative of the work he performed for Mia and all of his cleft patients, as well as the legacy of medical advancements he has left for future generations. A remarkable guy has altered the International Craniofacial Institute, all of Dr. David’s patients, and their families for the better.”

Missy continued in her post by recalling how challenging it was to tell Mia. Missy wrote, “She can’t recall her life before Dr. David.” She continued by requesting prayers for Genecov’s family during this difficult period from her followers.

On November 12, Genecov perished in an automobile accident in North Dallas, according to D Magazine. According to Dallas police, the surgeon was driving a convertible Corvette with another male passenger when he lost control of the car.

His vehicle collided with another car that was traveling the opposite way, which then collided with yet another car. Genecov was thrown from the convertible along with his travel companion. The other accident participants recovered from their wounds, however, the surgeon passed away from his injuries.

At Children’s Medical Center Plano, Genecov served as the program’s medical director for craniofacial surgery. He had a good reputation in his industry and was interested in other medical matters. He served as the CEO and President of Dialectic, a biotechnology business that developed technology for treating cancer.

Also, he was a part of the team who separated Egyptian twin boys in 2003 at Medical City Dallas. In addition to his wife, Genecov is survived by three sons, a daughter, and a grandchild.

The Mia Moo Foundation was created by Missy and Jase, 54, following Mia’s successful cleft palate surgery in 2014. According to the foundation’s website, it is “committed to raising awareness and finances for treatments of cleft lip & palate.” Cole Roberson, 24, and Reed Robertson, 27, are also the children of Jase and Mia.